Aggregated news from Birmingham's leading news sources.
Gardendale approves tax rebate incentives for Panera Bread
"I think it says a good message when Panera Bread opens in your town," Council President Stan Hogeland said. "They don't just come to any city."
GARDENDALE, Alabama - The Gardendale City Council approved
an incentive package for Panera Bread following a public hearing Monday night.
Gardendale Mayor Othell Phillips announced
Panera Bread will be opening in the former Shoney's building during his
Birmingham News/AL.com at Tuesday, May 21, 2013 12:22:19 PM
Alabamians are delinquents when it comes to credit card debt
Alabama had the second highest credit card delinquency rate nationwide in the first quarter, according to an analysis by Chicago-based TransUnion.
The state’s credit card delinquency rate was 0.94 percent in the three months ended March 31, a drop from 0.97 percent during the same period a year ago and 1.16 percent in the fourth quarter.
Mississippi had the highest credit card delinquency rate in the U.S. of 1.11 percent.
The national credit card delinquency rate was 0.69 percent in t...Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, May 21, 2013 12:03:23 PM
Macular Health sets eye on the future
The results of a recent National Eye Institute study is expected to help increase investor and acquisition interest in Gardendale-based Macular Health.
I met with Macular Health CEO Jeff McAnnally to discuss an ophthalmic study conducted by NEI, which is part of the National Institutes of Health.
The study's results, released on May 5 and discussed in a May 13 news release, confirmed that Macular's flagship capsule is the ideal formulated product for combating age-related central vision ...Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, May 21, 2013 11:55:41 AM
UAB Child Development Center holds Bike Rodeo for preschoolers to raise money for St. Jude Hospital
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Four and five year olds at the UAB Child Development Center learned bike safety and raised money to assist St. Jude Children's Research Hospital's fund for cancer and other catastrophic diseases. A course was set up at the UAB Police parking lot across from the center for the kids to ride and learn bike safety. The children...
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Four and five year olds at the UAB Child Development Center learned bike...Birmingham News/AL.com at Tuesday, May 21, 2013 11:15:06 AM
Woman found in Pleasant Grove with bag over her head said she was attacked during predawn visit to g
The 19-year-old woman has been released from the hospital.
Pleasant Grove police on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 were investigating a woman found unconscious on the roadway near the cemetery. PLEASANT GROVE - A woman was found on a Pleasant Grove roadside early today with a Walmart bag over her head has been released from the hospital and is back home. A Jefferson County sheriff's deputy on patrol spotted the woman about 5...Birmingham News/AL.com at Tuesday, May 21, 2013 10:52:20 AM
American Eagle lands in Leeds outlet mall
A new American Eagle Outfitters store is set to open this week in The Outlet Shops of Grand River in Leeds, according to a release today.
AEO Inc. (NYSE: AEO) will open the store Wednesday next to the Gap Factory Store – a lease I'd heard about back when the company was closing up its shop in The Summit.
The new location, AEO's third in metro Birmingham, is the sixth of 40 new factory store layouts the company is rolling out across the U.S. in 2013, a release from The Outlet Shops said. ...Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, May 21, 2013 10:36:07 AM
Homewood High School holds graduation ceremony for Class of 2013
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - The 41st graduating class of Homewood High School received diplomas and certificates at Samford University's Wright Center on Tuesday, May 20, 2013. The valedictorians of the Class of 2013 were 19 honor students who earned a grade point average of 4.0 or higher. "I believe that the Class of 2013 is an extremely special...
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - The 41st graduating class of Homewood High School received diplomas and certificat...Birmingham News/AL.com at Tuesday, May 21, 2013 10:08:51 AM
Leeds recalled 27 warrants in latest amnesty week, 30 in February amnesty day
LEEDS, Alabama -- Leeds Magistrate Laura Roberts stayed two hours past closing on a recent Friday evening as people visited her office at the last minute to take advantage of the city's court amnesty week. "I wish I could have stayed open late every night but we just don't have the staffing," Roberts said. From May 6-10, the city...
(Birmingham News files) LEEDS , Alabama -- Leeds Magistrate Laura Roberts stayed two hours past clo...Birmingham News/AL.com at Tuesday, May 21, 2013 9:56:00 AM
Montgomery Civil War landmark to become hotel
A historic building on Dexter Avenue in Montgomery from which the telegram that started the Civil War was sent will be converted into a 32-room hotel, according to the Montgomery Advertiser.
The Advertiser reports that the Winter Building, built in 1841, and two neighboring buildings will be turned into the Hotel Dexter by developers. The project is expected to be a big part of the downtown revitalization going on in Montgomery.
A telegram sent from the second floor of the building on Ap...Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, May 21, 2013 9:30:29 AM
Gadsden one of country's poorest cities
Gadsden is one of the 10 poorest cities in the nation, according a study by TheRichest.org.
TheRichest.org ranked cities by the median income, and considered factors such as unemployment and poverty rate, among others.
Gadsden has a median income of $33,313. Here is what TheRichest.org said:
"More than a fifth of the city’s population lives below the poverty level, with 9.1 percent of its people of working age currently unemployed. The income of an average household dropped $4,500 in ...Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, May 21, 2013 9:12:13 AM
Trussville has name for new stadium but paperwork still needs processing
TRUSSVILLE, Alabama -- Once it is built, Trussville's new football stadium will be called Hewitt-Trussville Stadium and the field Husky Field. The Trussville school board reached that decision at a meeting Monday night. But before construction can begin, Mayor Gene Melton must sign a Memorandum of Agreement approved by the Corps of Engineers. School Board President Bill Roberts said...
Husky Parkway in Trussville ends just past Hewitt-Trussvill...Birmingham News/AL.com at Tuesday, May 21, 2013 9:12:00 AM
Woman found alive in Pleasant Grove with Walmart bag over her head
A woman was found alive early Tuesday on a Pleasant Grove roadside with a Walmart bag over her head. The 19-year-old woman has been taken to UAB Hospital. Her injuries are unknown. Police Chief Corky Knight said a Jefferson County sheriff's deputy spotted the woman about 5 a.m. She was discovered on Fifth Avenue near Pleasant Grove cemetery. The...
woman was found alive early Tuesday on a Pleasant Grove roadside with a Walmart
bag...Birmingham News/AL.com at Tuesday, May 21, 2013 8:54:50 AM
Tornado kills 90 in Oklahoma City suburb
With 51 people known dead, including 20 children, a morgue official in the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore, Okla., reportedly said early this morning they expect as many as 40 more bodies after a mile-wide tornado devastated a 20-mile stretch of cars and buildings.
Bloomberg reports Amy Elliott, chief administrative officer for the state medical examiner, gave the death toll figures. Monday evening, local news station KFOR reported rescue operations shifted to recovery at the destroyed Plaza ...Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, May 21, 2013 8:50:17 AM
High school student's invention could charge your cellphone in 20 seconds
An 18-year-old California student won a $50,000 prize but may also have forever changed how you charge your cellphone.
Eesha Khare of Saratoga, Calif. has invented what she calls a "supercapacitor" which can fully charge a cellphone in 20 to 30 seconds, according to NBC News. Not only that, but Khare's supercapacitor can last for 10,000 charges as opposed to the 1,000 charges that standard lithium rechargeable batteries have.
"My cellphone battery always dies," she told NBC News when ask...Birmingham Business Journal at Tuesday, May 21, 2013 8:46:58 AM
Three sets of triplets in Spain Park High School Class of 2013
The three sets of triplets have developed special and deep friendships among themselves, but some are separating at graduation.
Spain Park High School has three sets of triplets in the Class of 2013. They are, from left, Carlton, Amanda and Danielle Ivy; Connor, Paige and Katherine Burleson; and A.J., Sam and Hannah Hudson. (Jason Gaston/Hoover City Schools) HOOVER, Alabama - It's often been said that bad things come i...Birmingham News/AL.com at Tuesday, May 21, 2013 8:00:00 AM
Forecast: Tuesday could get hot in Birmingham; high might reach 90
Tuesday morning could be foggy, but expect the day to be sunny and hot, with highs near 90 in the Birmingham area.
View full size National Weather Service Tuesday
morning could be foggy, but expect the day to be sunny and hot, with highs near
90 in the Birmingham area, according
to the National Weather Service .
levels are expected to be very high, according to Weather.com .
Tuesday: Patchy fog...Birmingham News/AL.com at Tuesday, May 21, 2013 7:00:00 AM
Birmingham traffic and gas report: Tuesday, May 21, 2013
No reports of crashes or serious delays as of 6 a.m.
Traffic is backed up in the eastbound lanes of U.S. 78 near Acton Road in Irondale, Ala., about 5:05 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2013. I-20 eastbound is closed for 10 miles for reconstruction. Many people are using U.S. 78 as a detour. The Birmingham News file photo (Mark Almondemail@example.com) BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Tuesday's commute has begun without any major incide...Birmingham News/AL.com at Tuesday, May 21, 2013 6:56:58 AM
Parking enforcement or carjacking? City Council considering rules for vehicle booting and towing
Booting for several years has remained an issue for the council with a stream of complaints from people whose vehicles have been targeted. New rules, some argue, are needed to put a lock on aggressive car booting on Southside and downtown that damage commerce and tourism.
These are examples of signs required by proposed new rules regulating booting and towing in Birmingham. (Joseph D. Bryant)
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama --...Birmingham News/AL.com at Tuesday, May 21, 2013 6:45:41 AM
Rep. John Rogers ties a bow on the legislative session (Today in Pictures)
A collection of some of the best pictures from the Associated Press
Rep John Rogers, D-Birmingham, is all grins as he adjusts his new bow tie on the final day of the regular legislative session at the Alabama Statehouse in Montgomery.
Alli Christian helps Jessica Wilkinson as she looks for her dog Bella after Wilkinson returned to find her home destroyed by a tornado in Norman, Okla.
A Burrowing owl tries to perch on a protect...Birmingham News/AL.com at Tuesday, May 21, 2013 2:50:07 AM
Moore, Oklahoma tornado devastation in pictures
At least 51 people killed including 20 children
MOORE, Okla .
(AP) -- A monstrous tornado at least a half-mile wide roared through the
Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods and
destroying an elementary school with a direct blow as children and
teachers huddled against winds up to 200 mph. At least 51 people were
killed, including at least 20 children, and officials said the death
toll was expected t...Birmingham News/AL.com at Tuesday, May 21, 2013 1:41:01 AM
Gardendale Magnolia Festival awards 13 scholarships to area students
Organizers with the Gardendale Magnolia Festival recognized several high school volunteers during the Gardendale City Council meeting Monday night.
Kathleen Phillips and Blakely Segroves with the Gardendale Magnolia Festival present scholarships to area student volunteers at the Gardendale City Council meeting May 20. (Sarah A. McCartyfirstname.lastname@example.org) GARDENDALE, Alabama - Organizers with the Gardendale
Magnolia ...Birmingham News/AL.com at Tuesday, May 21, 2013 12:52:02 AM
Alabaster City Council providing office space to school board for $3,800 a month
ALABASTER, Alabama -- The Alabaster Board of Education officially has a new home office location after the City Council tonight approved a rental agreement for the new municipal administration building. The tentative completion date for the city's new administration building next to the Alabaster Senior Citizens Center is Aug. 12. Plans call for the school board to occupy the...
ALABASTER, Alabama -- The Alabaster Board of Education officially
h...Birmingham News/AL.com at Monday, May 20, 2013 9:07:04 PM
Suspended Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge Dorothea Batiste claims former judge Scott Vowell sex
Last week Batiste's attorney filed a motion asking the Alabama Supreme Court to bar the Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission from continuing its prosecution of a complaint it filed April 19 against her. The motion also seeks to bar the Alabama Court of the Judiciary from hearing the case. Batiste also filed a complaint with the EEOC complaining of, among other things, sexual harassment by Vowell.
Dorothea Batiste ...Birmingham News/AL.com at Monday, May 20, 2013 9:05:59 PM
Forecast: Tuesday morning likely to be foggy in Birmingham
Fog is likely early Tuesday morning in the Birmingham area, but Monday night should be clear and warm.
View full size National Weather Service Fog is
likely early Tuesday morning in the Birmingham area, but Monday night should be
clear and warm, according
to the National Weather Service .
Monday night: Patchy fog after 2 a.m.
Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 68.
Tuesday: Patchy fog before 9 a.m.
...Birmingham News/AL.com at Monday, May 20, 2013 9:00:00 PM
Trussville approves plans for 2 new elementary schools preserving historic building
TRUSSVILLE, Alabama -- Calling it an agreement that unites Trussville, the city's school board this evening approved plans for two new elementary schools -- one in Magnolia Place and another in the Cahaba Project that preserves the New Deal era building that housed the city's original high school. Each school would have the capability to accommodate 500 students, but...
TRUSSVILLE , Alabama -- Calling it an agreement that unites Trussville, t...Birmingham News/AL.com at Monday, May 20, 2013 7:28:00 PM
Dialysis center remains shuttered while investigators probe 2 deaths, 5 hospitalizations
A Bessemer dialysis center remains shut down as an investigation continues into two patient deaths and five other hospitalizations from infections. The state health department today confirmed an investigation into what happened at the Bessemer Kidney Center, but so far had no answers. "We are still investigating very detailed information trying to figure out if there is some local...
A Bessemer dialysis center remains shut down as an invest...Birmingham News/AL.com at Monday, May 20, 2013 6:49:24 PM
UAB to offer new degree in public health
The University of Alabama at Birmingham plans to start offering a bachelor's degree in public health this coming fall.
The university announced the new degree today, saying in a news release that the program will comprise of three concentrations: environmental health sciences, global health studies and public health preparedness.
"This new degree will give undergraduate students the opportunity to look at the overall big picture of public health effects within communities and what is int...Birmingham Business Journal at Monday, May 20, 2013 6:16:23 PM
Hoover officials break ground for Miracle League baseball field for special needs children and adult
The field will be at Hoover Sports Park East off Old Rocky Ridge Road and should be ready for a mini baseball league this fall, officials said.
Hoover city officials join volunteers with The Over-the-Mountain Miracle League, and construction and architectural representatives at the groundbreaking for The Over-the-Mountain Miracle League baseball field at Hoover Sports Park East on Monday, May 20...Birmingham News/AL.com at Monday, May 20, 2013 5:44:30 PM
Relay For Life of East Jefferson exceeded goal, raised $76,830
TRUSSVILLE, Alabama -- Despite heavy rain, the Relay For Life of East Jefferson exceeded its goal of $50,000, raising $76,830, organizers announced today. The event was moved inside Trussville's old junior high school gym, which flooded at 4 a.m. Saturday, said Elizabeth Pridgen, the event's online committee chairwoman. "We are so blessed and happy with all of our teams...
TRUSSVILLE , Alabama -- Despite heavy rain, the Relay For Life of Eas...Birmingham News/AL.com at Monday, May 20, 2013 5:38:00 PM
UAB looking for people to take a scratch-and-sniff test for Parkinson's disease study
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Losing your sense of smell might be a risk factor for developing Parkinson's disease and to that end the University of Alabama at Birmingham is part of a worldwide effort to sniff out the answers. The study is looking for people older than 60 who don't have the disease to take an online survey, which will...
Michael J. Fox BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Losing your sense of smell might be a risk factor for developing...Birmingham News/AL.com at Monday, May 20, 2013 5:36:39 PM
Glen Iris Principal Michael Wilson takes a swim to encourage reading
Dr. Michael Wilson, Principal of Glen Iris Elementary School in Birmingham, Alabama likes to make fun incentives to encourage students to read. He asked his students at the beginning of the school year what he could do to motivate them and they suggested he take a swim in the pond in the school's courtyard. Wilson who has spent the...
Dr. Michael Wilson, Principal of Glen Iris Elementary School in Birmingham, Alabama likes to make fun incentives to...Birmingham News/AL.com at Monday, May 20, 2013 4:49:13 PM
Former Birmingham Museum of Art guard sentenced to 8 years and one month in prison on child pornogra
Loyd Jeffrey Hitt, of Center Point, had entered a guilty plea on Feb. 21 - no plea agreement with prosecutors - to one count of receiving child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography.
Former Birmingham Museum of Art guard sentenced May 20, 2013 to prison in child porn case HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - A former Birmingham Museum of Art guard, who once had child pornography shipped to his workplace , this a...Birmingham News/AL.com at Monday, May 20, 2013 4:03:35 PM
Economy is improving, let's go out to eat!
As the economy improves, America seems to get be getting back to one its favorite past-times: eating out.
According to USAToday, sales at restaurants are at new highs. Figures from the U.S. Census Bureau indicate that sales at restaurants and bars reached $45.9 billion in April, a $200 million increase from the previous high in December 2012.
Even with that, there seems to be significant pent up demand for eating out. According to a survey conducted by ORC International, nearly half of ...Birmingham Business Journal at Monday, May 20, 2013 3:41:26 PM
4-year-old recovering after shot in Brighton while riding in car
The child is listed in stable condition at an area hospital.
BESSEMER, Alabama - A 4-year-old child is recovering today after being shot Sunday afternoon. Bessemer police officials announced the shooting today. The child, whose name and gender wasn't released, was shot about 3 p.m. in the 3600 block of Jaybird Road in Brighton while riding in a car. The car continued on to Interstate 59 southbound, traveling into Be...Birmingham News/AL.com at Monday, May 20, 2013 3:37:27 PM
Relay For Life of North Jefferson meets fundraising goal with $61,000 (video, photos)
Relay For Life of North Jefferson teams worked together to raise more than $61,000 this year.
GARDENDALE, Alabama -- Teams participating in the 2013 Relay For Life of North Jefferson worked together to raise more than $61,000 this year.
In the months running up to the annual fundraising event for
the American Cancer Society, which was held Saturday at the Gardendale Civic
Center, teams rais...Birmingham News/AL.com at Monday, May 20, 2013 2:58:38 PM
Cahaba Beach Dog Park in Inverness area opens for canines and their masters
NORTH SHELBY COUNTY, Alabama - Some are calling it "Disneyland for dogs." The new Cahaba Beach Dog Park opened today in Inverness with a 7,500-square-foot facility on 6.5 acres for canines and their masters to frolic without either being tied to a leash. There is a monthly fee to use the park. Ken and Ann Horne, along with daughter...
The Cahaba Beach Dog Park opened Monday, May 20, 2013, at 3555 Cahaba Beach Road in Inverness off Highway 280. (P...Birmingham News/AL.com at Monday, May 20, 2013 2:37:51 PM
UAB wants Bidez to help amp up online learning
The University of Alabama at Birmingham has named Martha Bidez as director of the newly created Office of eLearning and Professional Studies.
The Office of eLearning and Professional Studies was created to help keep the university up to par with national best practices for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, according to a news release from the university. The website www.uab.edu/online was launched in May towards this end.
“Dr. Bidez’s proven success and expertise has buil...Birmingham Business Journal at Monday, May 20, 2013 2:34:11 PM
City payment of federal penalty, land swap clears way for demolishing MAX building for new intermoda
Leveling the current copper-domed Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority building on Morris Avenue is part of the plan to construct the new intermodal facility which would include MAX bus, Greyhound and Amtrak stations.
The view looking down Morris Ave. to the west showing the Amtrak station, Railroad Park and the Birmingham Jefferson County Transit Authority station. (The Birmingham News/Joe Songer FILE.) ...Birmingham News/AL.com at Monday, May 20, 2013 2:09:30 PM
Fultondale Library grand opening set for Wednesday (photos)
A grand opening for the new Fultondale Public Library will be held Wednesday, May 22 at 10 a.m.
FULTONDALE, Alabama - A grand
opening for the new Fultondale Public
Library will be held Wednesday, May 22 at 10 a.m.
Mayor Jim Lowery and the Fultondale
City Council invite the public out to the event. A ribbon cutting ceremony will
kick off the the grand opening and an open house will follow.
The new Fultondale Public Lib...Birmingham News/AL.com at Monday, May 20, 2013 1:59:26 PM
Birmingham gas prices remain flat
The average price per gallon for gasoline in Birmingham on Sunday was $3.25, only one cent less than the week before.
Reports from GasBuddy.com show the gasoline prices in the Birmingham area have remained largely flat over the past week, after rising three cents last Sunday.
The national average is $3.68 per gallon, compared to $3.57 for the week of May 13.
...Birmingham Business Journal at Monday, May 20, 2013 1:42:22 PM
Gardendale woman shares story of childhood for National Foster Care Month
When Michaela Sanderson moved into a group home at the age 11 she wasn't angry. She was happy. For the first time in her life, she had a regular schedule, support and encouragement to go to school, and time to focus on her goals.
Michaela Sanderson GARDENDALE,
Alabama - When Michaela
Sanderson moved into a group home at the age of 11 she wasn't angry.
She was happy. For the first time in her life, she had a ...Birmingham News/AL.com at Monday, May 20, 2013 1:27:31 PM
Birmingham man charged with capital murder in beating death of 2-year-old rejects plea deal
DeMarcus Williams, 23, told Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge Stephen Wallace that he did not want to accept the plea offered by Deputy Jefferson County District Attorney Michael Streety. The plea deal would have called for reducing the charge to intentional murder with a 20-year sentence, Streety said.
Demarcus Williams, charged with capital murder, turns down plea deal in the 2010 beating death of 2-year-old Antauan Pa...Birmingham News/AL.com at Monday, May 20, 2013 1:05:15 PM
As 2013 session ends, most talked-about JeffCo bills mostly just talk
Some of the most talked-about Jefferson County bills this session turned out to be all-talk.
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- The 2013 Legislative Session might be have one of the most raucous
and active in recent memory for Alabama, but for Jefferson County the session
has been a quiet as a tomb full of dead bills.
The vacuum of local legislation and debate stands in
contrast to the last several years, when county commiss...Birmingham News/AL.com at Monday, May 20, 2013 1:03:00 PM
3 things you should do while you still have a job
Nationwide budget cuts are taking off, government offices are closing, and businesses are shrinking overhead costs. Here's how you can get your “Plan B” ready now.
Don’t be fooled by the recent small improvement in employment numbers. If you are in a company, division, industry or type of job that is at risk for reduction, get moving now to be prepared if you are impacted.
Here are the top 3 things you should do right NOW, while you’re still employed:
1. AIM: Write out your “next job”...Birmingham Business Journal at Monday, May 20, 2013 1:01:59 PM
Groundbreaking to be held today for Miracle League field in Hoover
The groundbreaking is scheduled for 2 p.m. at Hoover Sports Park East.
This is an example of Miracle League field built to accommodate kids and adults who use wheelchairs or have other special needs that might prevent them from playing on typical baseball fields or baseball teams. (Photo from miracleleague.com) HOOVER, Alabama - The city of Hoover plans to hold a groundbreaking ceremony today for a baseball field that...Birmingham News/AL.com at Monday, May 20, 2013 12:29:01 PM
New food truck hits Birmingham but it's not like the others
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- There's a new food truck in town, but it won't be selling tacos, grilled cheese sandwiches or cupcakes. The Project Yummy van, unveiled this morning by the Junior League of Birmingham, instead is a kitchen on wheels aimed at teaching children about healthy foods. Emblazoned with a bright food group pyramid on its exterior, the van...
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- There's a new food truck in town, but it won't be selling tacos, ...Birmingham News/AL.com at Monday, May 20, 2013 12:20:32 PM
Pelham's Flapjack Fundraiser cooks up $1,744 in scholarship money
PELHAM, Alabama -- A pancake breakfast is helping one Pelham High School student attend college. The Flapjack Fundraiser hosted by the Pelham Public Library and Pelham Library Guild on May 11 at Applebee's raised $1,744 toward the annual scholarship awarded of $2,500 to a student. The 2013 scholarship recipient is Pelham High School student Abby Beal. "The third annual...
PELHAM, Alabama -- A pancake breakfast is helping one
Pelham High School s...Birmingham News/AL.com at Monday, May 20, 2013 12:01:48 PM
Road closed: Portion of Alabama 174 washed out in St. Clair County (map)
Detour along Bowman Circle and Mineral Springs Road while highway is repaired.
ST. CLAIR COUNTY, Alabama -- Heavy rains during the weekend washed out a section of Alabama 174 between Odenville and Pell City, according to the Alabama Department of Transportation. The highway is closed between Bowman Circle and Mineral Springs Road, about two miles north of Interstate 20 and about six miles southeast of Odenville. ...Birmingham News/AL.com at Monday, May 20, 2013 11:43:11 AM
Montevallo mayor hosting meeting for business owners, others June 12
MONTEVALLO, Alabama -- Montevallo Mayor Hollie Cost is getting ready to host the city's second meeting focusing on supporting local businesses. The next meeting will be at 8 a.m. on June 12 at City Hall. The mayor held her first Town Hall-type meeting for businesses on March 8. "I've just started hosting quarterly meetings," Cost told attendees at last...
MONTEVALLO, Alabama -- Montevallo Mayor Hollie Cost is
getting ready to host the city'...Birmingham News/AL.com at Monday, May 20, 2013 11:41:04 AM
Convicted killer stabbed to death at western Jefferson County prison
Anthony Jones, 54, served more than 25 years for manslaughter.
Anthony Jones Albert Evans JEFFERSON COUNTY, Alabama - An inmate at William E. Donaldson Correction facility was stabbed to death Sunday night during a fight inside a cell block. The 54-year-old man was pronounced dead in the prison infirmary at the western Jefferson County prison. The Alabama Department of Corrections today identified the vict...Birmingham News/AL.com at Monday, May 20, 2013 11:38:30 AM
Awards show UAB students compete in the knowledge economy and win
(From left) Ashley Floyd, director of National & International Fellowships and Scholarships, chats with Ameen Barghi and University Professor Edward Taub at this year's awards luncheon. Barghi, who works in Taub's lab, is a Goldwater Scholarship recipient.
More than 20 selected as nominees, finalists and recipients of major awards
It didn’t take long for Ashley Floyd to realize she was coming to a special place when she accepted a job as UAB’s dire...UAB Campus News at Thursday, May 16, 2013 9:24:54 AM
An Opportunity in Any Language
Foreign Language Learning Opens Doors At Home and Abroad
By Meghan Davis
From Spanish to Chinese to Arabic, UAB students are using their language skills to further diplomacy across the globe and to help businesses around the corner.
“Society is changing rapidly and drastically,” says Lourdes Sánchez-López, Ph.D., associate professor of Spanish in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures . “Students prepare furiously for a globalized job market that is open to anyone in...UAB Magazine at Tuesday, May 14, 2013 3:00:54 PM
Employee Wellness rolling out free programs to get summer off to healthy start
By Susan Hall
UAB Employee Wellness will help employees kick off summer on a healthy note by offering free programs across campus. Read on to learn more about these offerings, and be sure and visit the UAB Employee Wellness website or follow it on Facebook or Twitter to stay up to date on the latest wellness news.
Beginning on June 4, free Blazer Fitness classes will be offered to employees on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. in the UAB Hospital West Pavilion...UAB Campus News at Monday, May 13, 2013 1:29:01 PM
Friday, May 17 is Bike-to-Work Day
May is National Bike Month and the UAB Sustainable Smart Cities Research Center and the Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Center are encouraging the UAB community to participate in the Birmingham Bike-to-Work Day to be held from 7 to 9 a.m. Friday, May 17.
This annual event is organized by CommuteSmart and the Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham to encourage cycling as an option for communing to work. Participants can join an organize
d bike ride begi...UAB Campus News at Monday, May 13, 2013 12:08:38 PM
Diabetes Research Day at UAB
The UAB Comprehensive Diabetes Center held the fourth annual Diabetes Research Day this week the Doubletree Hotel. It featured three plenary talks by distinguished scientists from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the University of Chicago covering various diabetes topics. Close to 200 attendees were on hand to hear these guest speakers and view more than 50 posters and oral presentations. You can find some of UAB's research into...UAB Campus News at Friday, May 10, 2013 3:28:34 PM
Gillispie co-authors new book Delivered, which details her path to overcoming addiction
Janet Gillispie has traveled a long, hard road to get to where she is today, enjoying her 12th year of employment as a radiologic technologist in UAB Hospital. Her story of overcoming depression, addiction, prostitution and homelessness is enough to fill a book.
New Hope Publishers thought the same thing and asked Gillispie to write her life story. She has, and is now the co-author of the new book Delivered: My Dark Path Through Addiction , which is being released through bookstores...UAB Campus News at Thursday, May 09, 2013 11:52:48 AM
Global Perspective, Global Reach
Online Global Health Certificate Appeals to Professionals, Students
By Matt Windsor
From an apartment in central Asia, Birmingham ophthalmologist C. James McCollum, M.D., dialed home for assistance. “I was working in the area of childhood blindness,” says McCollum, a 1988 graduate of the UAB School of Medicine and current director of the emergency department at UAB’s Callahan Eye Hospital . But as he treated patients in Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, McCollum realized something...UAB Magazine at Tuesday, May 07, 2013 2:05:37 PM
UA System Board of Trustees approves new UAB transit system
UAB Parking & Transportation Services is partnering with First Transit, the nation’s leading bus transportation provider, to bring a new transit system to UAB beginning this summer. The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees approved the bus system, which will be open to all UAB faculty, staff, students and approved visitors, at its April meeting.
The system, which will be named through an employee and student contest, will be implemented in two phases. Phase I, which will cons...UAB Campus News at Monday, May 06, 2013 1:47:14 PM
The Toughest Tests
The Challenge of Fighting Disease in Medical School
By Carla Jean Whitley
Students have a million different motivations for pursuing a medical degree—a desire to help people, an aptitude for science, or inspiration to follow in the footsteps of a family member or childhood physician, perhaps. But for three current UAB School of Medicine students, the reasons suddenly shifted in midstream when disease became a harsh reality instead of a case study.
Encounters with Empathy
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UAB, Cities for Life partnership launch free, customized website to aid in diabetes management, prev
UAB and Cities for Life have launched mydiabetesconnect.com , a free, customized resource website to help promote healthy lifestyles, reduce the risk of diabetes and encourage diabetes management in Birmingham.
The website was developed after a grassroots program to collect a database of resources that can leverage the collective strength of Birmingham’s medical neighborhood, including health-care and educational opportunities through UAB, family medicine practices and many community r...UAB Campus News at Wednesday, May 01, 2013 3:16:56 PM